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Founded with the intention of recovering the art of eating well, this association emphasises the use of locally produced food, to guarantee maximum quality and economic sustainability of responsible production.

Learn about Slow Food Products and Producers as well as a novel initiative by this association, the so-called "Km 0 network".


Star Restaurants

Check out our list of the finest restaurants in Bilbao and Bizkaia, and learn about their philosophy and seasonal dishes.

These haute cuisine restaurants awarded with Michelin guide stars will evince quality, creativity and attention to detail in very bite of their sumptuous dishes.


Restaurants Guide

Many visitors’ best memory of Bilbao is to do with the moments of pure delight that they enjoy when they linger over a meal at one of the city’s restaurants. Not only is it the opportunity to try the famous Basque cuisine, but you can also discover the many different facets that make up the gastronomy of the Basque Country.



Since 1997, the city's best pintxo venues compete for top prize in the annual "Pintxo Bar Contest – Bilbao Bizkaia - Pintxo Txapelketa".

This section will both delight you and show you how to make any one of a wide range of Bilbao's prize-winning Pintxos, a mouthwatering bite-sized version of haute cuisine.


Our wines

Wine has always played a leading role in day to day life in Bilbao.

Thus it is no mystery that the city promotes both txakoli from Bizkaia and Rioja wine, as part of a global network of eight big cities within internationally known wine-growing regions.


March 2015

Basque Fest Gourmet, producto y gastronomía vasca

Basque cuisine is one of the undisputed stars of the “basque FEST” festival. Year after year, the Gourmet programming is increasing with new activities and proposals to promote and add value to the quality product and Basque cuisine. Read more

“basque FEST”, cita de la cultura y la vanguardia vasca

(Español) Con la llegada de la Semana Santa, Bilbao se sumerge en “basque FEST”. El festival estará presente en toda la ciudad con un completo programa de actividades, que propone a visitantes y residentes un amplio abanico de hasta 100 “planes” que ponen en valor la fortaleza de la cultura y la vanguardia vasca.
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Two delegations from China and South Korea are visiting Bilbao to know its model of urban and cultural development

Two delegations from South Korea and China are visiting our city to learn its strategies for urban renewal and its architecture, as well as the initiatives taken by Bilbao City Council to promote public-private partnerships in the regeneration process. Read more

Diseño “made by basques” para el mobiliario urbano de Bilbao

Bilbao City Council and HABIC Wood Cluster have developed the first pedestrian fence for city events designed in local wood. This piece of street furniture meets the requirements of aesthetic improvement, with a personality of its own and a sustainable approach. Thus, the project has resulted in the first pedestrian fence with a ‘made in Bilbao’ design, made of wood, with the feature of environmental respect it implies. The fence completion is the work of designer José Luis Revuelta Bilbao, founding partner of Disaro. Read more

Oportunidades de negocio en Bilbao. Seminario Internacional, organizado por el Ayuntamiento, George Washington University y Deusto Business School

Political, regulatory, media and activist group actors shape, constrain, or expand the opportunities for profit available to businesses. In order to mitigate risks and capture attractive opportunities, every business must have a careful and intelligent plan for engaging with these actors. The Business in a Political Age conference, followed by a more detailed workshop, provides a framework for doing so. Read more